Shopping for the best body firming cream? A really good one can fade the fine lines and wrinkles, tighten your body skin, and soften and smooth the rough spots, especially on your elbows, knees and heels.
It helps a lot if you begin with good information. Otherwise, you’ll see from a lot of wasted time and money that most manufacturers of body creams use cheap ingredients to keep their own costs down.
That would be fine if they still firmed up your body skin. But they don’t. When “cheap” is the main reason ingredients are used — because a cream for your body must cover so much more skin than face cream — there is no way it can be effective.
Discover the best body firming cream with these tips.
— To be effective, the cream must contain the same effective ingredients, in the same amounts, as face cream. About nine times out of ten, the body cream will contain only tiny amounts of the effective ingredients.
— Watch out for mineral oil. If one of the first ingredients on the label is mineral oil, that manufacturer is stretching out the cream to make it go a lot further — by using one of the worst, and most common skin care ingredients.
Mineral oil, also listed on labels as petrolatum, paraffin wax, liquid paraffin, and petroleum jelly, is well known to clog pores, encourage acne, strip natural skin oils and leave your skin drier than ever in the long run. Why is it so common, then? It’s so cheap.
— Look for ingredients that you’re likely to find in a favorite facial cream. One of the ingredients I like best, especially for a cream intended to protect the body from damage and firm up sagging skin, is a formulation of Coenzyme Q10 and natural vitamin E.
CoQ10 and natural vitamin E work together to make one of the best antioxidant combinations known to skin care science. The best version I know has the rather odd trademarked name Nano-Lipobelle H-EQ10.
This is CoQ10 in a “nano-emulsion” — microscopic particles which penetrate deeply into the skin, unlike most CoQ10 which is too large for the skin to absorb it — most of it just lies on the skin till it’s washed or wiped away. The nano-emulsion has shown great anti-wrinkle effects in clinical testing.
Look for Nano-Lipobelle H-EQ10 as a key ingredient in the best body firming cream.